UPSC CDS 2 SYLLABUS DOWNLOAD: The
scheme, standard and syllabus of the examination
A.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
1.
The Competitive examination comprises:
(a)
Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
(b)
Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this
Appendix) of
such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection
Centres.
2.
The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks
allotted to each subject will be as follows:
(a)
For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force
Academy:—
Subject

Duration

Maximum
Marks

English

2
hours

100

General
Knowledge

2
hours

100

Elementary
Mathematics

2
hours

100

b)
For Admission to Officer’ Training Academy
Subject

Duration

Maximum
Marks

English

2
hours

100

General
Knowledge

2
hours

100

The
maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will
be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination
and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the
Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’
Training Academy respectively.
3.
The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
The question
papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be
set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
4.
In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system
of Weights and Measures only will be set.
5.
Candidates must write the papers in their own
6.
Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they
be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
7.
The Commission has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects
of the examination.
8.
The candidates are not permitted to use a calculator for answering objective type
papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination
Hall.
B. STANDARD AND
SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION STANDARD
The
standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level.
The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected
of a graduate of an Indian University.
SYLLABUS
ENGLISH (Code No. 01)
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English
and workmanlike use of words.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
(Code No. 02)
General
Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday
observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The
paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of nature
which candidate should be able to answer without special study.
ELEMENTARY
MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03)
ARITHMETIC
Number
System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental
operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots,
Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages,
applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion,
variation. Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite
numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11. Multiples and factors.
Factorization Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to
base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.
ALGEBRA
Basic
Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials,
solutions of quadratic equations, the relation between its roots and coefficients
(Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical
and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and
their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear
equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions, and conditional
identities, Laws of indices.
TRIGONOMETRY
Sine
×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos ×, and tan
×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90°
Simple
trigonometric identities.
Use
of trigonometric tables.
Simple
cases of heights and distances.
GEOMETRY
Lines
and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a
point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv)
Congruency of triangles,
(v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties
of angles, sides, and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle, and square, (viii)
Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.
MENSURATION
Areas
of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle, and circle. Areas of figures which
can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids,
lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area
and the volume of spheres.
STATISTICS
Collection
and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons,
histograms, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency.
INTELLIGENCE AND
PERSONALITY TEST
The
SSB procedure consists of a twostage Selection process  stage I and stage II.
Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage
II. The details are:
(a)
Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception*
Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on a combination
of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
(b)
Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and
the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these
tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing
Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. There is no
separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after
taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all
the tests. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the
Candidate in the three techniques and decisions of the Board. All these have
equal weightage.
The
various tests of IO, GTO, and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence
of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly, candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.